What courses are offered in information technology?
Upskilled has a range of diploma and certificate-level courses in several specialisations within the information technology sector. The right course for you really depends on what type of skills and knowledge you already have.
You may be fresh out of high school and want to explore a course that goes over the fundamentals, or you already have extensive experience but intend on moving into a different specialisation. Either way, we have information technology courses available to equip you with the relevant skills and knowledge.
What does an IT short course cover?
IT short courses come in a variety of specialisations - some may choose to focus on certain tech roles such as a cyber security specialist, data analyst, cloud architect, or digital project manager; while others may concentrate on specific certifications such as the CAPM, PMP, and CISA qualifications. The content these programs cover are thus heavily dependent on their focus; with many often aligning their material to that of recognised certifications. This way, students who complete the course will then be well-equipped to pursue valuable qualifications in their field, helping improve their chances of employment in the job market.
What qualifications will I receive from an IT short course?
The qualifications you'll gain from an IT short course are dependent on the content it offers. Upskilled's short courses in IT, for example, will generally result in a certificate of course completion - but many are also aligned to specific certification exams. These include our courses in ITIL 4, CISA, CISM, and the AWS Technical Essentials, among plenty others. These programs equip students with the skills, knowledge, and work-ready experience to ace the relevant certification exams it covers, helping further certify their expertise as a professional of the field.
How long does the average IT short course take?
Upskilled's short courses can take as little as a month to complete (with dedicated study) - with others taking as long as 12 months.
Is an IT short course enough to land me a job in the tech industry?
Your chances of landing a tech job after completing a short course in IT will depend on the requirements of your desired roles. However, an IT short course may serve as an effective entry ticket into tech sectors you're after, equipping you with the fundamental, entry-level skills to pursue starting roles in the field. With many offering content geared towards specific certifications, you'll also build the knowledge to further qualify yourself for specific positions. For instance, those seeking entry-level roles in cloud computing may benefit from undertaking our short course in the AWS Technical Essentials, helping prepare them for AWS certification and thus - boosting their chances of employment in junior cloud positions.
Those who already have tech experience may have an even greater chance at pursuing their desired IT careers, as certifications through short courses could serve as additional, valuable credentials on top of their existing skillset.